Consolidation of Restored Portion of Pro-rata Pension (ROPA, 2019)
July 30, 2020
GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
Finance Department (Pension Branch )
Writers’ Buildings, Block-IV, 2nd Floor Kolkata – 700 001
No. 291-F (Pen) Dated, 21st July, 2020
Subject: Consolidation of restored portion of Pro-rata pension consequent upon Revision of Pay & Allowances on the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission
The absorbees in Government undertakings who received lump sum amount in lieu of pension under rule 189A of WBS (DCRB) Rules, 1971 were entitled to the restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension after 15 years from the date of commutation in terms of Memo No. 2430-F(Pen) dated 12.07.2001.
Consequent upon revision of pay and allowances as well as pension/ family pension in pursuance of Government decision on the recommendations of the sixth Pay Commission, the Government was in active consideration whether the restored portion of Pro-rata pension be further consolidated. After careful consideration of the matter, the Governor has been pleased to decide that:-
(i) The amount of Pro-rata pension already restored shall be further consolidated w.e.f. 01.01.2020 or from the date on which the amount is restorable whichever is later, by multiplying with 2.57. The amount of revised Pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next 10 (ten) rupee, if the said amount is not a multiple of Rs. 10 (ten)
(ii) Such consolidated amount however, shall not be stepped up to a minimum pension of Rs. 8,500/- p.m.
(iii) Relief on Pension and Medical Relief Rs. 500/- p.m. as admissible to State Government Pensioners will be admissible on the consolidated amount of pension w.e.f. 01.01.2020 or from the date on which the 1/3 rd commuted portion of pension is restorable, whichever is later.
O.S.D & Ex-Officio Joint Secretary
to the Govt of West Bengal